Signing on the dotted line: Three things to know before signing a contract

By Ada-Marie Aman, published on October 2, 2004, in Savannah Morning News.

You sign contracts everyday, whether it is a credit card receipt, an invoice for a new stereo or a lease on a new apartment.

Do you really know what you are signing?

Many of us don’t read the fine print. We assume that the party on the other side of the table is reputable and honest and would not insert unfair terms. However, terms of a contract do not have to be “unfair” to be unfavorable.

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Raising money for your business

By Thomas S. Cullen, published on September 18, 2004, in Savannah Morning News.

At some point, most businesses experience a need for additional cash – whether it’s for normal growth, working capital needs, financing a capital expenditure, funding the acquisition of new technology or the costs of the expansion of a business.

Although some businesses may satisfy this need through bank loans, other businesses need to raise capital by selling their stock or other securities.

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Choosing an Entity for Your Business

By Thomas S. Cullen, published on September 4, 2004, in Savannah Morning News.

One of the initial decisions facing someone starting a business is choosing the appropriate entity for the business.

Too many times, this decision is either not made at all, delayed until “the business is big enough” or made without any thought about the types of entities available or the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

There are four types of entities under Georgia law: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or limited liability company.

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Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000: The Land Use Provisions are Both Unconstitutional and Unnecessary.

By Ada-Marie W. Aman, published in William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 10, no. 1 (December 2001).

Cited in Freedom Baptist Church v. Township of Middleton, 204 F. Supp. 2d 857 (E.D. Pa. 2002).

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